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Long Island City is a vibrant and diverse community offering abundant options for living, working and playing. With fast and easy transit to Manhattan and beyond, access to an educated and talented workforce, ample real estate zoned for life science, and meaningful incentives, it’s incredibly well suited to serve a growing life science community.

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a hive

of activity

  • 150+

    Bars + Cafés
  • 540,000+

    Square Feet of
    New Retail
  • 50,000+

    Higher Education
  • 40+

    Arts + Cultural
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The have-it-all-hood

Just across the East River from Manhattan, Long Island City offers well known restaurants, famous museums, waterfront green spaces, and a vibe of its own. This is a burgeoning neighborhood where the energy is palpable and signs of growth are around every corner. No matter how you spend your time here, we guarantee you’ll want to stay.

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Agents of Change

We understand the importance of having access to a diverse and talented workforce. New York City is the largest market for life science talent in the country and with LIC’s swift and comprehensive transportation network, your team will be able to commute with ease to and from this Court Square office and lab space.

  • 1 MIN. WALK TO

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    Grand Central
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    Penn Station
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With Room To Grow

In terms of space, Manhattan is one of the most supply constrained markets in the country. As the city’s LifeSciNYC initiative plans to create 3 million square feet of life science space over the next few years, Long Island City is well suited to provide the real estate. LIC offers lower land costs (aka: lower rent) than Manhattan and also has more existing building stock zoned for life science use. So, not only is there room for your company, there’s space for many others.

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Another Point

Locating and operating your business in Long Island City makes financial sense. In addition to the state of NY and NYC offering $1.15 billion in life science initiatives, there are also existing incentives for projects located outside of Manhattan’s central business district. All this, coupled with tax credits, rent abatements and energy cost reductions make Long Island City an especially attractive option.

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